Principle Investigator

Dr. Jun Li
Assistant Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
Office: Violette 219
Phone: 508-999-8692
Department ProfileResearchGate, GoogleScholar

Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2012
M.S. in Mathematics & Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2009
B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China, 2005
Research Interest
Composite materials, hierarchical materials and lightweight structures
Soft and multifunctional materials, flexible and deployable structures
Computational thermo-elasto-plasticity and fracture mechanics
Image-based (CT, MRI) multiscale modeling of biological materials
Continuum thermomechanics and applications in additive manufacturing

Graduate Students


Prosenjit Biswas

I graduated in Mechanical Engineering from Khulna University of Engineering and Technology, Bangladesh. Currently I am pursuing my Master’s degree and working under supervision of Professor Jun Li. My research focuses on fracture analysis and crack propagation in 3D printed polymers with a purpose to make a 3D printed product stiffer and stronger. In my spare time, I like to travel to new places and play cricket.




Asia Haque

Currently a graduate student from the Department of Mechanical Engineering working in the group of Dr. Jun Li, my research is focused on modeling Process-Structure-Property relationship of droplet-based additive manufacturing of metals with an interest in biomedical applications. I did my undergraduate in Physics from the University of Dhaka with some research experience on the analysis of the magnetic properties of nanoparticles using the Density Functional Theory. Always love to meet new people around the world to know about their culture and heritage, I also like travelling, reading books etc. in my spare time.